MITO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (MCO) MEMBERS


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VIOLINS


Ms. Shoko Aki

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, Yale University
Former concertmaster and soloist, Symphony Orchestra;
Former member, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Yale String Quartet;
Former soloist, New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Yale Symphony Orchestra
Professor, Strings Department, Yale University School of Music;
Visiting Professor, Toho Gakuen College of Music


Mr. Tadashi Hori

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music
Former guest concertmaster, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra;
Former concertmaster, NHK Symphony Orchestra
Instructor, Kunitachi College of Music and Senzoku Gakuen College
MCO Members' Chief Representative


Ms. Yoko Kubo

Graduate, Toho Gakuen High School
3rd prize, 1962 Concours International de Violin Premio N. Paganini; 2nd prize, 1965 Concours International de Piano et Violon Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud; 1st prize, 1967 Curci International Competition
Professor, Tokyo College of Music


Ms. Takumi Kubota

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music,
Hochschule für Musik und darstellend Kunst Wien
Winner, 1983 Michelangelo Abbado Violin Competition;
Winner, 1984 International Music Competition of the ARD
Member, Wiener Klavierquartett


Mr. Katsuya Matsubara

Graduate, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, M.F.A.
4th place, 1985 Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga;
Special prize, 1987 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition
Instructor, Tokyo College of Music
Concertmaster, New Japan Philharmonic


Ms. Shizuka Nakamura

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music; studied at The Juilliard School
Winner, 52nd Japan Music Competition
Member, Kiri Piano Quartet


Ms. Yoshiko Nakura

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music; studied at The Juilliard School
Formed Tokyo Quartet in 1969
Winner, 1970 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition;
Winner, 1970 International Music Competition of the ARD
Former guest concertmaster, Bamberger Symphoniker;
Former member, Das Streichquintett der Bamberger Symphoniker
Instructor, Toho Gakuen College of Music


Ms. Sonoko Numata

Graduate, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Ph.D.
3rd place, 1982 Concours International de Violin Premio N. Paganini;
2nd place, 1987 Concours Internationale d'Exécution Musicale
Maria Canals de Barcelone
Instructor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music


Mr. Tomotada Soh

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music,
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris
2nd place, Concours International d'Exécution Musicale-Genève;
placed in 1964 Concours International de Violin Premio N. Paganini;
1967 Concours International de Piano et Violon Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud
Currently residing in London


Ms. Naoko Tanaka

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, The Juilliard School
Concertmaster, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Saint Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Instructor, The Juilliard School, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
(Brooklyn College, City University of New York);
College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati
Currently residing in New York


Ms. Hisako Tokue

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, Moscow State Conservatory
4th place, 1964 Concours International de Violin Premio N. Paganini;
6th place, 1969 Concours International de Piano et Violon Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud
Currently residing in London


Ms. Masuko Ushioda

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music,
Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) Conservatory
5th place, 1963 Concours Musical International Reine Elisabeth de Belgique;
2nd place, 1966 Concours International de Musique P. I. Tchaikovsky
Professor, New England Conservatory of Music


Ms. Miwako Watanabe

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, Curtis Institute of Music
Former member, Münchner Bach-Orchester, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Member, The Francesco Trio


Ms. Akiko Yasuda

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music
Jackson Master Prize, 1981 Tanglewood Music Festival;
5th place, 1st Internationaler Violin-Wettbewerb Hannover --Joseph Joachim gewidmet--
Member, Yasuda String Quartet



VIOLAS


Ms. Sumiko Edo

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music
Formed New Arts String Quartet in1975
Received numerous prizes for ensemble activities
Professor, Toho Gakuen College of Music


Ms. Maureen Gallagher

Graduate, Indiana University
Principal violist, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and New York City Ballet (NYCB) Orchestra
Instructor, Columbia University


Ms. Nobuko Imai

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, The Juilliard School; studied in Yale University graduate course
Highest prize, 1967 International Music Competition of the ARD;
1968 Concours International d'Exécution Musicale-Genève;
received West German Prize for Distinguished Service to Music in1970
Has debuted numerous new works, including Hikaru Hayashi's Viola Concerto "ELEGIA"(commissioned by ATM, winner of 1996 Odaka Prize) in 1995
Artistic Director, International Hindemith Viola Festival 1995
Professor, Hchschule für Musik Detmold


Mr. Masao Kawasaki

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, The Juilliard School
Member, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, (Washington) Kennedy
Center Theater Chamber Players, New Jersey Chamber Music Society, etc.
Professor, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (Brooklyn College, City University of New York), College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati; currently instructor at The Juilliard School
Former students include Midori Goto, Akiko Suwanai, Anne Akiko Meyers, and Kyoko Takezawa


Mr. Nobuo Okada

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music,
Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Karajan Academy
Former concertmaster, The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra;
Former principal violist, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker
Professor, Senzoku Gakuen College;
Instructor, Toho Gakuen College of Music


Mr. Mazumi Tanamura

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music
2nd place, 1977 Concours International d'Exécution Musicale-Genève
Former principal violist, Teatro Comunale, Firenze (Florence);
Solo violist, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Instructor, Toho Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music



CELLOS


Mr. Chisho Akitsu

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music,
New England Conservatory of Music
7th place, 1986 Concours International de Musique P. I. Tchaikovsky
Instructor, Toho Gakuen College of Music, Hiroshima University


Mr. Ryosuke Hori

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, Vienna Conservatory
Former member, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra;
Former principal cellist, NHK Symphony Orchestra
Professor, Tokyo College of Music


Ms. Keiko Matsunami

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music
Special prize, 1972 Concours International de Violoncelle Paris;
3rd place, 1973 Concorso Internazionale di Violoncello <Gaspar Cassado>
Former principal cellist, New Japan Philharmonic
Instructor, Toho Gakuen College of Music


Mr. Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi

Graduate, Indiana University
2nd prize (1st prize: none), 1963 International Music Competition of the ARD; 1st prize, 1963 Budapest International Music Competition (Casals Cello Competition)
Professor, Indiana University


Mr. Ken-ichiro Yasuda

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music
3rd place, 1966 Concours International de Musique P. I. Tchaikovsky
Assistant to Pierre Fournier (1969-1973)
Formed Yasuda String Quartet in 1986
Visiting professor, Toho Gakuen College of Music



COTRABASSES


Mr. Iwahisa Kuroki

Graduate, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Member, Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) Orchestra


Mr. Yoshio Nagashima

Graduate, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Former member, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra;
now active as soloist in recitals and chamber performances
Associate professor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music;
Instructor, Tokyo College of Music and Okinawa Prefecture University of Arts



FLUTES


Mr. Shigenori Kudo

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music,
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris
Winner and French Presidential Prize, 1978 Concours International de Flûte Paris;
received numerous other prizes,
including 1st place, 1980 Concours International de Flûte Jean-Pierre Rampal
Professor, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris


Ms. Yumiko Sakuma

Graduate, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music High School,
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris
Winner and Joseph Rampal Prize, 1983 Concours International de Flûte Jean-Pierre Rampal;
Gold medal winner, Mai de Bordeaux; winner of numerous other prizes
Instructor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Kunitachi College of Music, and Musashino College of Music



OBOES


Mr. Reinhard Holch

Graduate, Hochschule für Musik Köln
Member, Gürzenich-Orchester (1973 to present),
Linos-Ensemble, Mainzer Kammerensemble


Mr. Fumiaki Miyamoto

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music, Hochschule für Musik Detmold
2nd place, 1971 West German Music Academy Competition
Former solo oboist, Essen City Orchestra,
Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt
Solo Oboist, Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
Instructor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music



BASSOON


Mr. Dag Jensen

Graduate, Norwegian State Academy of Music
2nd prize (1st prize: none), 1984/1990 International Music Competition of the ARD
Former member, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Former solo bassoonist the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Professor, Hannover College of Music

http://www.dag-jensen.de/



HORNS


Mr. Nobuyuki Mizuno

Graduate, Hochschule für Musik Detmold,
degree from Royal College of Music, London
2nd place, 1973 West German Music Academy Competition
Principal performer, Aachen City Opera Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker


Mr. Kiyoharu Sawada

Graduate, Toho Gakuen College of Music;
studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln
Member, The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,
The Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie Orchester Essen



TRUMPET


Mr. Mineo Sugiki

Graduate, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music,
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris
Joined, Orchestre de Lyon in 1972 (first Japanese brass player todo)
Judge at Concours International de Quintette Cuivres Narbonne, Concours International de Trompette Guebwiller, Concours International de Trompette Maurice André
Associate professor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music





MITO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


Administration


Mr. Hidekazu Yoshida, Artistic/General Director
Mr. Seiji Ozawa, Musical Advisor
Mr. Tatsuo Oguchi, General Intendant
Mr. Tadashi Hori, MCO Members' Chief Representative, Violinist


Administrative Staff

Mr. Mitsuru Nemoto, Managing Director of Boards, Mito Arts Foundation
Mr. Yoshio Otsu, Executive Director of Art Tower Mito (ATM) / Mito Arts Foundation
Mr. Takaki Yazawa, Chief Producer, Concert Hall ATM
Mr. Akira Nakamura, Producer, Concert Hall ATM
Mr. Tetsuya Sekine, Producer, Concert Hall ATM
Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsuda, Producer, Concert Hall ATM
Ms. Tamami Kojima, Webmaster

English Translation: Mr. Paul T. Narum


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Phone: +81 29-227-8118 (in Japan, 029-227-8118)
Fax: +81 29-227-8130 (in Japan, 029-227-8130)
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Mito Chamber Orchestra is gratefully supported by a substantial contribution from Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.



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